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“Give it a miss”

Constantia Nek Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Cuisines: International
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Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Give it a miss”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a drink agree a hike and decided to get some food too. Really wished we hadn't. Poor service and disappointing food. Such a shame. It has a great location and could do so much more. So just have a beer and go elsewhere for dinner. You are spoilt for choice in any direction from here!

1 Thank LiveWorkTravel
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for a drink after you've hiked the nek”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

What ever you do, don't plan to eat here. It's without doubt one of the best locations for dinning in Cape Town. Unfortunately, the owner of this establishment hasn't put much energy into the menu. its the perfect place to have a drink after along hike up the back of table mountain... this venue has so much potential...until then!

2 Thank Tilly T
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worst dining experience in Cape Town”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I cannot tell you how awful our meal was at this restaurant. The dining room was outdated as others have said but what really got to me was the lack of cleanliness. The place was filthy, we had an old stained table cloth and there was even cigarette butts laying on the floor. We had been seated for about an hour before someone came to take our order and then another hour later the food started to arrive. Some orders from our party were incorrect, some didn't arrive at all and the staff didn't seem to care much. If you want a good meal in the area then there is plenty of choice in Constantia. My advice is to avoid this restaurant at all costs.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Cameron L
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Try the oxtail. As for the place itself a little TLC will revamp the place. Close to beautiful wine country and amazing valley viewd. The drive around Constatia is scenic and surreal.

1 Thank Dzi M
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Cheongju, South Korea
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Attention needed”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Paid a visit for breakfast recently.

Despite the outdated feel and the need for a bit of a revamp, we still enjoyed ourselves. It was very quiet though.

I've heard hundreds of stories from folk in their 50's and 60's of the glory days in which the Nek used to host quite a party on a regular basis. Sadly, those days look to be gone.

The breakfasts were good in terms of quality and price. A favorite on the menu is the "Nekker." Some items were not available however but this can be expected when customer traffic is low. The service was friendly but a certain degree of life was definitely missing in the place.

I hope to see Constantia Nek rise to its former glory in the future. In the meantime however, I'll be eating breakfast elsewhere.

  • Visited September 2013
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